$ codesign -dvv /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/Versions\
/46.0.2490.80/Google\ Chrome\ Framework.framework/Resources/app_mode_loader.app/

/Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/Versions\
/46.0.2490.80/Google Chrome Framework.framework/Resources/app_mode_loader.app/\
: code object is not signed at all

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We can't sign the app_mode_loader bundle because it's altered at runtime as new app mode loader stubs are created. We can sign just the executable. The resulting executable won't validate in its bundle normally, and spctl won't like it, but it can be verified with --ignore-resources, or in isolation from its bundle.


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